The Enlightened Economist Prize 2015 – the long list

A bit late this year, here is my shortlist for my personal prize for the best book I’ve read since last year’s shortlist. The rules are that date of publication doesn’t matter, only my date of reading the book, and that the winner in a week or so will be entirely my arbitrary choice – the one I enjoyed the most. The prize, apart from glory, is my offer to take the winner out for dinner .

So here they are in no particular order:

by Dani Rodrik (How to do economics well – review here )

Cesar Hidalgo (Information based economies  – review)

Alvin Roth (Market design – review)

James Bessen – (Technology and work – will review very soon)

William Davies – (Scepticism about behavioural economics and utilitarianism – review)

Peter Pomerantsev (The scary truth about modern Russia – review)

Jacob Soll (The history and influence of accountancy – review)

Martin Ford – (Technology and jobs, a pessimistic view – review)

John Kay (Pernicious modern finance – review)

Eden Medina (Using technology to shape society in Allende’s Chile – review)

Joshua Angrist and Steffen Pischke (Econometrics of the best kind, made fun – review)

Anthony Atkinson (What to do about it (and why), a practical agenda – review)

Ian Morris (Long run economic history – review)

– Joris Luydendijk (The sociology of pernicious modern finance – review)

 

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6 thoughts on “The Enlightened Economist Prize 2015 – the long list

  1. good morning,
    may i ask you to review or provide some readings about the role of the state in 21 century.

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  3. Diane, in addition to the list of the best books published in 2015, can you also provide a list of the best books you enjoyed reading in this year, irrespective of when they were published? By the way, I have never been disappointed purchasing a book recommended by you except in one instance and I forgot the title of that book!

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